Capital Tonight State of Politics: Labor Groups Write Lawmakers To Back Scaffold Law

A coalition of labor unions this week is writing to state lawmakers urging them to resist efforts that would change the state’s Scaffold Law.

The measure is a perennial political fight between trial lawyers and labor unions on one side, with business groups and local governments citing the law adding to New York’s difficult business climate.

Meanwhile, the coalition in the letter this week is urging lawmakers to pass a measure that’s designed to require insurance companies that provide coverage under the Scaffold Law to report each year detailing claims paid out under the law. The report would be submitted to the state Department of Financial Services.

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